April 24, 2014 - April 25, 2014
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Our investigative workshop will pursue four goals:
- Develop novel models that capture contamination and pathogen growth dynamics involved in sanitization, packaging and shipping.
- Discuss and develop multi-scale models that connect these supply chain links to form a global picture.
- Explore how these new models can aid in more relevant data collection to test and inform model predictions at both the local and global levels.
- Provide a venue for collaboration among mathematical modelers, food technologists, statisticians, microbiologists, and industrial and government agency representatives in order to synthesize knowledge in a way that establishes modeling as an indispensable tool for pathogen surveillance and control in the fresh produce industry.